These small, light green, triangleshaped insects feed on potatoes, eggplant, vine crops, beans, rhubarb and peanuts. Hopper burn by potato leafhopper causes 80% of insect damage on potatoes in the Eastern U.S. Yield reduction can be drastic; eventually the plant dies. Photo shows progression of damage (upper left to lower right).
Super-Light Insect Barriers provide a good shield. Use kaolin clay products as soon as leafhoppers are noticed. Continue spraying every 7-14 days during the growing season; increase interval to 14-21 days as plant growth slows. Reapply after heavy rains. Thorough spraying underneath leaves with pyrethrins also provides control. We recommend Surround® At Home® Crop Protectant and Pyola® Insect Spray.
Pyola® Vegetable, Fruit & Ornamental Insect Spray
Pyola® Insect Spray is easy to use, fast acting, and can be used up to and including day of harvest on most plant types. This fast and effective solution eliminates a wide range of insect pests from aphids and ants to larvae, beetles and...Read More
Surround at Home® Broad Spectrum Sun & Insect Crop Protectant
Like a coat of armor for your plants, Surround® At Home® is a broad-spectrum protectant that forms a barrier to control aphids, Japanese beetles, leafhoppers, crickets, thrips, grasshoppers, whiteflies, cutworms, weevils and loopers....Read More